Bread and Roses

Bread and Roses is a collective of women identified radio activists. We offer feminist public affairs programming. We give voice to those working for social justice and equity, globally and locally. We strive to challenge systems of oppression. All this, and we have fun!

Bread and Roses highlights the achievements of women artists, activists, athletes, scholars and innovators.We strive for programming excellence and collaborative efforts, providing access and training to women.

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Episode Archive

Iris Krasnow, Author of "Sex After..."

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Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Iris Krasnow discusses her new book "Sex After... Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes"
Delphine Criscenzo sat with author and Professor Iris Krasnow to discuss her new book "Sex After... Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes" just before a book signing event at Powell's Bookstore.

Iris is a prolific author of narrative non-fiction books about women's empowerment. She is the author of Surrendering to Motherhood, the New York bestseller Surrendering to Marriage, Surrendering to Yourself, and I am My Mother's Daughter. Her writing has been featured in many national publications, including Parade, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and AARP The Magazine.

Sisters Of The Road's Journeys Art Festival

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Fri, 05/30/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Twilight interviews Brenda Morgan from Sisters Of The Road

Twilight interviews Brenda Morgan from Sisters Of The Road. Founded in 1979, Sisters Of The Road uses nonviolence to support community driven solutions to the calamities of homelessness and poverty. Also discussed is the upcoming Journeys Art Festival a concert to benefit Sisters Of The Road featuring several well known jazz musicians.

Project Unica, "A New Beginning to End Abuse"

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Fri, 05/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Project Unica offers services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence for the Latino Community

This Friday, we talk about issues of domestic violence and how they are impacting the Portland Latino community.We welcome Kat Kelley and Sheyla Ramirez from Catholic Charities’ Hispanic program, Proyecto Unica. "Project Unica's goal is to provide support, advocacy, and opportunity for self-empowerment, enabling survivors to exercise free and informed life choices."

Interview with Laura Cooper

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Fri, 05/16/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with local singer songwriter Laura Cooper

Ashley and Twilight interview local singer songwriter Laura Cooper. Laura will also be playing live in the studio songs from her album How To Be An American.

Belinda Underwood

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Fri, 05/09/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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"Look to the Skies" original music by Belinda Underwood performed live
Belinda Underwood, local musician and dancer joins us for a live performance and interview about her art and activism.

Find out more about Belinda UNderwood and her music: www.belindaunderwood.com

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

5/2 -The Night, and the Rain, and the River. New Anthology of Short Stories by Oregon Writers

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Fri, 05/02/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Night, and the Rain, and the River. New Anthology of Short Stories by Oregon Writers

Bread and Roses celebrates the launch of the new Oregon short story anthology, The Night, and the Rain, and the River, by woman-owned local publisher Forest Avenue Press. 

We welcome Editor Liz Prato and local writers Domi Shoemaker and Tammy Lynne Stoner.  Donate to KBOO during the hour and receive a copy of the anthology as a thank you gift.

QSoC Conference “(Re)Generating Community: Radical Coalitions at the Intersections"

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Fri, 04/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Queer Students of Color Conference planning committee discusses the upcoming conference May 9-11

Bread and Roses welcomes the Queer Students of Color Conference planning committee this Friday.

The Fourth Annual Queer Students of Color Conference will take place from May 9-11 and will feature inspiring speakers, including Lavern Cox, Fabian Romero and Emi Koyama, constructive workshops and an opportunity to develop community across identities. The theme for this year’s conference is “(Re)Generating Community: Radical Coalitions at the Intersections.”

Tune in for a conversation on identities, community and coalition building.

Young Women’s Youth Empowerment Group from Native American Youth and Family Center

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Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Young Women’s Youth Empowerment Group from Native American Youth and Family Center

Bread and Roses host, Ashley Thirstrup will be interviewing the Young Women’s Youth Empowerment Group from Native American Youth and Family Center.  We will be discussing issues facing our local young women, some service learning projects they are working on in the community, and the upcoming 1st Annual ‘Healthy Break Up Summit’ that will be taking place on April 24th.  There will be a chance for you to call in with your thoughts or questions about how navigating relationships have changed over the years as we explore how our young people can be supported in a healthy way throughout their relationships and even when breaking up!

CIVIC ending the isolation of men and women in U.S immigration detention

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Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Is a country without detention centers possible? Join us for a discussion on a dysfonctional system.
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lIsten to a conversation about U.S immigration detention centers, such as the Norwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA, and the efforts of CIVIC, a non-profit dedicated to ending isolation for men and women in the system.

We are joined Live, on the phone from San Francisco by Christina Mansfield, co-founder of CIVIC. Christina Mansfield is an activist for social justice, a scholar, and the granddaughter of immigrants. We will discuss the hunger strike in the Tacoma detention center, isolation for men and women impacted by the system and the possibilities of living in a country without detention centers.

Dr. Suzanne Fanger: Understanding the Excluder: Why Young Children Exclude Their Peers

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Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dr. Suzanne Fanger: Understanding the Excluder: Why Young Children Exclude Their Peers

Dr. Suzanne Fanger returns to Bread and Roses to share practical solutions and findings in the study of peer exclusion among preschool-age children.  Her work focuses on developing socio-emotional curriculum and helping parents and educators solve the social issues of young children.  Addressing these issues early in life has a positive impact on future tween, teen and adult behavior.

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Portland Lesbian Choir, 25 years of community activism!

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Fri, 06/15/2012

Portland Lesbian Choir members Sparky, Kai and Cindy remember the early years of the choir and its accomplishments over the years. They describe their exciting upcoming 25th anniversary concert celebration and after-party: Don't Stop Believing! Finally they discuss Oregon's fights around LGBTQ rights and recent national victories.

For more information about the choir and their celebration concert visit www.plchoir.org

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo

Koreen Brown on culturally responsive and relevant instructional practices.

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Fri, 06/08/2012

Koreen Brown discusses the importance of providing cultural and racial equity to Portland Public School's students experiencing significant mental health concerns as well as the findings of her academic research on Mexican American males counter stories of educational success.

Koreen is a vice principal for Portland Public School's Dart Program or Day and Residential Treatment Program where she is a strong advocate and leader for racial equity. She is also a doctoral student at Lewis and Clark College in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program. Her research is on the Mexican American adolescent males counter stories.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo.

Contact Koreen Brown with questions or comments at kbrown2@pps.net

Atkinson School Undergoing Budget Cuts! Hear from Community Activits

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Fri, 05/25/2012

Atkinson School, one of many Portland Public Schools is suffering from fund cuts for 2 and half position for next year. Listen to community organizers Kim Heron, Diana Cameron, Savannah Paz, Carissa Harrison and Constance San Juan about the actions parents, teachers and community memebers are taking to save their children's education.

Back in February the city of Philadelphia's school system announced the closing of 40 public school to be replaced by privately owned private and charter schools by 2017. This announcement received very little to no coverage by the local or national media. It appears that this pattern is not new and is repeating itself all over the nation. Here in Portland, Atkinson elementary school and its students and families are protesting Portland Public School's budget cuts.

More info about how to get involved at http://www.atkinsonelementarypta.org/

Portland Home birth Families & She Inspires 365

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Fri, 05/04/2012

In honor of International Midwife Day on 5/5/12, Bread and Roses hosts PDX Homebirth Families to talk about Out of hospital birth options. We also spoke with photographer Andrea Leoncavallo about her photo project She Inspires 365.

Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and Race relations in France

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Fri, 04/13/2012

Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and race relations in France. Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo asks Laila, her compatriot, about the history of French Imperialism and Arab immigration to France. They discuss racism and race relations in their country as well as Maghrebi literature and its contributions to denouncing historical silencing. Laila Amine specializes in twentieth-century African American and African Diaspora literature with particular interest in comparative race and ethnic studies. Her current project, Algerian Paris: Belonging beyond Diaspora uncovers how the Algerian war (1954-1962) and its legacies shaped representations of a transnational Paris in African American, French, and Maghrebi cultural texts. Laila Amine was born in Brest, France in 1977. Her parents emigrated from Morocco in the mid 1960s. Her father worked in the building industry. After studying English at the Université Victor Segalen, she lived in Luton, England and Santa Barbara California, before starting her graduate studies at Indiana University. She is now a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

Walidah Imarisha on the history of Blacks in Oregon and race relations in the United States

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Fri, 04/06/2012

Walidah Imarisha on the history of Blacks in Oregon and race relations in the United States. Samantha Taylor and Del Criscenzo ask Walidah about the peculiar history of African Americans in Oregon and Portland and openly talk about the "isms" that continue to impact our society. Walidah is a historian, a reporter, a poet, a spoken word artist, a documentary film maker, a writer and a community organizer. She teaches for the Black Studies department at Portland State University and in the Women’s Studies Department at Oregon State University. This Spring term you can take her class on the History of the Black Panther Party at PSU, and a class on race, gender and empire in Disney films at OSU. Walidah has written a multitude of essays on the issue of race and race relations, on Hip Hop as well on relevant topics impacting the Black community. She is also a performer and part of the poetry duo called Good Sista, Bad Sista. Lastly she is a member of Decolonize PDX, which is a Portland based collective of radical people of color.

www.walidah.com

www.pdx.decolonize.org

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo and Samantha Taylor

Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

 

Erika Wurth, Native poet and professor, on "Indian Trains"

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Fri, 03/16/2012

Native Poet Erika Wurth discusses her first collection of poems Indian Trains. Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo interviewed Erika a year ago after one of her poetry readings in Bloomington, IN. Erika T. Wurth is Apache, Chickasaw and Cherokee. She was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Colorado between Idaho Springs and Evergreen, although she has lived different places off and on. Her work, both poetry and fiction, has appeared in Raven Chronicles, Fiction, Cedar Hill Review, AMCRJ, and SAIL. She teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She talks with Del about her art, her identiy as an artist, and reads some poems from Indian Trains and her new collection not yet published.

Natasha Kmeto, Female electro- Hip Hop Singer/Producer

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Fri, 03/09/2012

Natasha Kmeto is an electro hip-hop, singer-producer based in Portland, OR. With a rich musical background in jazz, r&b, electronic and hip-hop she likes to describe her music as “futuristic soul.” She sat with Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo and talked about her music and her new album released a few weeks ago, "The Ache". A female artist in the predominantly male world of electronic music, Natasha epresses her thoughts about bringing new perspectives to the genre. For more info about Natasha Kmeto or access to her music visit http://www.natashakmeto.com/

"My Teenage Werewolf. A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence" by Lauren Kessler

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Fri, 03/02/2012

My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, a Daughter, a Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence is Lauren Kessler's latest book in which she explores the mother/daughter relationship and tries to find out "what's more challenging in the life of a woman: being a teenager or being the mother of a teenager?" Lauren Kessler is the author of six works of narrative non-fiction, including Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's for which she won the Pacific Northwest Book Award. Lauren also teaches  journalism and directs the graduate program in literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon. Visit www.myteenagewerewolf.com for update on Lauren and Lizzie's lives or http://laurenkessler.com for more on Lauren's works. She sat with Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo to discuss My Teenage Werewolf and her current research...

More information on My Teenage Werewolf is available at Books on KBOO

  • Title: My Teenage Werewolf
  • Length: 39:14 minutes (89.79 MB)
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Joan Southgate and the Underground Railroad

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Fri, 02/17/2012

In 2002, at age 73, Joan Southgate undertook a 519-mile walk from southern Ohio to Canada to draw attention to the Underground Railroad. She wanted to honor a moment in history when people came together across color, creed, and class to do freedom’s work. Later Joan founded “Restore Cleveland Hope,” an organization to teach about Cleveland’s anti-slavery history.
She wrote “In Their Path: A Grandmother's 519-Mile Underground Railroad Walk” recounting her journey and her autobiography “Bout Time.”

  • Title: Joan Southgate
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  • Date: 0220
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 20:22 minutes (37.3 MB)
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